Exeter law students joked about 'gang rape socials in South Africa' and 'buying blacks in bulk'
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The other named students are James Cranstone, a second-year Law student and Bailey Grant, a first-year Law student who is identified in the screenshots as the user with the number ending in 594.
The Bracton Law Society released a statement one hour ago confirming that all the committee members involved have been banned from competing in the upcoming elections and have been given a lifetime ban from the society. The Students' Guild is investigating the matter.
In his post, Arsalan writes that he stayed in the group chat to collect evidence: "I did voice my concerns in the group, but went silent for a long time, rarely pitching in to help with exam advise or talk about football. I mainly stayed in the chat to collect evidence. "I did not come out with it straight away due to pressures of third-year, consistent anxiety and worry of how to deal with the situation, so I just kept it to myself and distanced myself from university." Earlier today, Law firm Hill Dickinson confirmed that they have revoked their offer of employment to Matthew Bell.
.@ExeterGuild are investigating allegations regarding conduct of society leaders. We cannot comment until the investigation concludes. Where members have broken the code of conduct we will take action, referring to University disciplinary processes where necessary. (2/2)— University of Exeter (@UniofExeter) March 19, 2018